Bostonian looking for a Los Angeles experience
First time in LA. We are staying in West Hollywood but willing to travel. Looking for sushi one night and any other cuisine not to formal with some atmosphere.
A martini at Musso and Franks in Hollywood. Clams or King crab at Neptune's Net on PCH in Malibu. A cheap and delicious meal from one of the Taco trucks in the area. Have a nice visit.
Was going to suggest Kiyokawa as well! and Animal...
if you wanted to go "otherly ethnic," there's Monte Alban for Oaxacan, Mariscos Chente for Sinoloan Seafood, Jitlada Thai, Rahel for Ethiopian, Musha for izakaya...
5233 1/2 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027
11927 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
1725 W Carson St, Torrance, CA 90501
4532 S Centinela Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90066
For the true LA experience, the food quality tends to drop off. You are looking at staples like Spago, Pink's, Roscoe's, In-n-Out. I would agree that Animal is the Hot Spot (for food). Three musts are the poutine, maple foie gras, and the pork belly sliders. Reserve now as it's popular. CUT is a popular LA vibe steakhouse. The Bazaar for drinks and decor, The Ultimate Gin & Tonic and the Passion Fruit Martini are addictive. Umami Burger is my favorit burger joint.
Ah yeah, back to sushi, Urasawa is the best $500pp, next I would consider Sushi Zo and Nozawa my favorites
For cheaper eats Pizzeria Mozza, Kogi BBQ Truck, or Langers. Wurstushe's sausage's are hit or miss, but the truffles are consistent good.
If it was my weekend, I would skip sushi. Dinners at Animal and CUT.Lunch at Mozza and Kogi. And get drinks at Bazaar and Copa d' Oro.
176 North Canon Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
218 N Rodeo Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
9824 National Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90034
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850 S La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036
641 N. Highland Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Gjelina is a must. In Venice, on Abbot Kinney - a real LA experience and fantastic food, not formal, great atmosphere.
Musha is another idea, in Santa Monica, for japanese tapas. I echo the Animal recommendation, also a must.
424 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401
1429 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, CA 90291, USA